Green Tip – What if Colorado residents could reduce the cost of watering outdoor plants?

Green Tip – What if Colorado residents could reduce the cost of watering outdoor plants?

November 22, 2019

Depending on the average annual rainfall where you live, rainwater collecting for use around the home may be very beneficial. Let’s cover some of the benefits: Collecting rain is an alternative source of water and is a centuries-old practice Reduction in carbon footprint and is environmentally friendlyCost savings realizedConservation of water The DIY Rain Barrel System …

Read More
Energy-efficient Windows

Energy-efficient Windows

October 10, 2019

A home’s windows serve many purposes, and one of the most important is the energy-efficiency they offer. Heating and cooling costs can go right out the window when you’re not paying attention. While replacing windows may offer the biggest improvement in efficiency, it’s not always feasible due to the high cost involved. Here are two …

Read More
Reusing Building Materials

Reusing Building Materials

September 16, 2019

Giving building materials a second life not only helps the environment, but also can significantly cut down on costs. During demolition, a variety of materials can be salvaged and re-purposed. Some building materials that can easily be reused include (but are not limited to): Light fixtures Thermal insulation Timber Doors Windows Stairs Kitchen cabinets Plumbing …

Read More
Green Solutions for Kitchen Countertops

Green Solutions for Kitchen Countertops

August 15, 2019

Each type of kitchen countertop has its pluses and minuses; when looking for eco-friendly countertops, there are a wide variety of options and prices. What makes a countertop “green”? Green kitchen countertops are made through an environmentally friendly manufacturing process, use recycled or sustainable resources, and may be produced locally which reduces transportation. A countertop …

Read More
Eco-friendly Flooring Guide

Eco-friendly Flooring Guide

July 16, 2019

Eco-friendly flooring options are affordable, stylish and durable. Here are the top six factors to consider when selecting eco-friendly flooring: Indoor pollution Maintenance Life cycleDistance to transport material to location it is being installedIs it renewable? Is it recyclable?How did harvesting the material affect the environment? Cork, bamboo, hardwood, natural stone and linoleum are among …

Read More
Made in the Shade

Made in the Shade

June 17, 2019

Summer is here, and you may be thinking about ways to improve your yard or block out some of the light in your home on hot summer days. Here are two quick tips for shading your house from the sun: 1) Window Treatments: Placing shades, curtains or insulated films on windows all aid in reducing …

Read More
Simple Ways to Profit from Spring Cleaning

Simple Ways to Profit from Spring Cleaning

May 21, 2019

With the weather finally beginning to warm up in many parts of the country, people are shifting into spring-cleaning mode. Before you roll up your sleeves and start tossing things, however, think about doing your spring cleaning in a way that can help generate some cash.             Following are a few ways to turn your …

Read More
Insulation Is Key to Conserving Energy

Insulation Is Key to Conserving Energy

May 21, 2019

Whether building new or remodeling a home, insulation should be at the top of the list. Proper insulation is the key to an energy-efficient home that stays warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Reducing energy bills goes hand in hand with installing or upgrading insulation, and while there may be an up …

Read More
Go Green at Home

Go Green at Home

April 24, 2019

Recycling around the home goes far beyond the weekly recycling bin pick up. There are many ways to “go green” and do even more earth-friendly practices around your home outside of the normal plastic, aluminum and glass recycling. Let’s look at a few different ways to reuse, recycle, repurpose and upcycle around the home. Books- …

Read More
Latest Developments in Electric Vehicles

Latest Developments in Electric Vehicles

March 18, 2019

Manufacturers are introducing more and more electric vehicles (EV) to the market today. As electric vehicles continue to evolve, they are offering longer driving distances before charges, quicker acceleration, and more technological and performance improvements. Among the most noteworthy developments for EV’s is the declining price of lithium-ion batteries. Initially, these batteries composed nearly half …

Read More

Recent Posts

    Filter Posts by Topics